Kosovo, and Now Libya
Nebojsa Malic discusses the Council of Europe
report on Kosovo’s “mafia-like” government that traffics
in drugs, weapons and human organs; the KLA‘s speedy (and
undeserved) 1998 transition from a US-designated terrorist group
to a band of “freedom fighters;” the multitude of lies
before, during and after the Kosovo War; how Richard Holbrooke
helped negotiate the laudable Dayton Agreement bringing peace to
Bosnia-Herzegovina then worked steadfastly to undermine it; and
how the US effort to reinvigorate NATO – which became an
anachronism after the Soviet collapse – can partly explain the
seemingly strange US interest in Kosovo.
war not justified, professor argues in new book
2008: From the Vice Presidential debate, courtesy of Arthur
IFILL: Senator, you have quite a record, this is
the next question here, of being an interventionist. You
argued for intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo, initially in
Iraq and Pakistan and now in Darfur, putting U.S. troops on
the ground. Boots on the ground. Is this something the
American public has the stomach for?
think the American public has the stomach for success. My
recommendations on Bosnia. I admit I was the first one to
recommend it. They saved tens of thousands of lives. And
initially John McCain opposed it along with a lot of other
people. But the end result was it worked. Look what we did
in Bosnia. We took Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks, being told by
everyone, I was told by everyone that this would mean that
they had been killing each other for a thousand years, it
would never work.
There's a relatively stable
government there now as in Kosovo.
Silber comments, "Biden's first sentence is
unquestionably true: so steeped are Americans in the myth of
"American exceptionalism," that they don't care at all
whether we engage in war crimes, whether we unleash a genocide,
whether we murder millions of innocent human beings -- so long
as we "win." Biden is correct on that point, and this
particular truth is unutterably disgusting.
every word that Biden says about Bosnia and Kosovo is a lie. Every
word is a lie. These are the lies of liberal
"humanitarianism,' which is imperialism under a different
but equally bloody flag. I can only deconstruct these particular
lies so many times. For a great deal of background on Bosnia and
Kosovo, read, "The
Truth Shall Drive You Mad: The Wise Men and Women of the Empire
of Death." Here's a very brief excerpt:
I've written about the Clinton administration's Balkans
policy, in the second half of "Iraq
Is the Democrats' War, Too," and in "Liberal
Hypocrisy in the Name of 'Humanitarianism'."
suppose it might be advisable to remind you that the major
excuse employed to this day by many liberals to
"justify" the bombing campaign -- "But a
genocide was going on!" -- was a lie. Yes, it was a
lie. Read Diana Johnstone's book, Fools'
Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO, and Western Delusions,
and read her article from February of this year, "NATO's